This isn’t your usual Indian restaurant. As the first and only restaurant to serve molecular gastronomy dishes with an Asian twist, it offers an awakening sensation for your taste buds and an artistic feast for your eyes.
The perfect blend of contemporary chic with white marble walls complimenting the dark wooden accents and cream leather chairs. It’s pleasantly minimalist, as you would expect from a fine dining restaurant, but without feeling airy and cold. The restaurant contrasts the dark bar, which has a library-meets-cocktail vibe.
Despite the mix between hotel residents and outside guests, the atmosphere is sophisticated while also laid-back. The staff are not intrusive, which allows you to relax and enjoy the culinary experience.
Dishes are presented like pieces of art. Thanks to the generous use of spices you will enjoy a sensory experience where you taste with your nose before your mouth. Expect the unexpected but be adventurous as you will not be disappointed. Portions are generous and heavy so bear that in mind when planning your romantic rendezvous.
The amuse bouche looks like an olive but but is instead a bubble of coriander and mint water with tamarind gel and miniature semolina balls, which signifies a deconstruction of an Indian street food called Pani Puri. Exploding with flavour it offers the perfect indication of the direction of the menu.
Stand out pieces include the mixed chaat, which is prepared at the table (complete with dry ice and artistic mastery) and presented like a Jackson Pollock masterpiece. The mushroom consume is also a firm favourite, served as Indian Chai (tea), poured from a pot into a cup with truffle powered and dried mushrooms stirred in like tea leaves.
The pepper prawns served on a plate of flaked rice and roasted coconuts offer a delicious taste of southern Indian cuisine. But if you’re a meat fiend then opt for the Australian lamb shank slow cooked in an apricot and turnip tajine, kashmiri rista, cous cous pulao.
The dessert is a traditional sweet dish from Lucknow literally meaning a wealthy dessert recreated as a foam of condensed milk served with pulled sugar and 24-ct gold dust.
Gastronomes who adore spice should book in immediately.
An adventurous dining experience.
Tresind | Raddisson Royal Hotel | Shaik Zayed Road | (04) 3080440 |
A set six-course menu for Valentine’s will be served from 7pm to 11pm on February 14. Prices are Dhs475 for vegetarian and Dhs525 for non-vegetarian, inclusive of unlimited bubbly. Diners will also receive complementary gift vouchers worth Dhs200 from Allure Spa as a Valentine’s Day souvenir.